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Friend looking for homemade taco seasoning

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Anyone have any fabulous spice combinations that they use when making tacos rather than the pre-packaged mix that is full of salt? She is making them for dinner tonight, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • EvilShenanigansTX
    EvilShenanigansTX Posts: 143 Member
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    Here is my recipe:

    Taco Seasoning Yield enough to season 1 pound of ground meat

    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 teaspoon coriander
    1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon table salt)
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or less to taste
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • OzarkMountainMan
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    Anyone have any fabulous spice combinations that they use when making tacos rather than the pre-packaged mix that is full of salt? She is making them for dinner tonight, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I find if after you brown and drain the meat of choice you can add 1/4 cup of chopped jalepenos, 1/4 cup of diced green or red pepper, 1/4 cup of minced onion, 2 tblsp of garlic, 1/4 cup of fresh chopped cilantro and 2 cups of diced tomatoes and a teaspoon of tabasco sauce. Add together in pan with meat and heat thoroughly. I turn heat on low and cover pot and let stew for about 15 minutes. You can drain any excess liquid off after it is cooked. Spoon into taco shells or burrito and top with fat free cheese and Clints Texas salsa or toppings of choice.
  • ♥Amy♥
    ♥Amy♥ Posts: 714 Member
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    For each pound of meat (ground turkey, ground beef, chicken...whatever), I use:

    1 TBSP paprika
    1 tsp chili powder
    1 tsp minced onion
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp ground cumin

    It's easy, tasty, and not too spicy :)
  • kluaneb
    kluaneb Posts: 13
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    Thanks so much!!! Oh great...now I want tacos. ;)
  • rjk1503
    rjk1503 Posts: 19 Member
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    Have you tried Wildtree Products? They are all natural, MSG free, low sodium (60MG sodium). I love their stuff... I can make virtually calorie free, sugar free spaghetti sauce too :)
  • kluaneb
    kluaneb Posts: 13
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    I have never heard of Wildtree Products. Where can you get them? I try to eat clean and have come a full 180 from where I was a year ago with clean eating. I definately have my off days.
  • MightyDomo
    MightyDomo Posts: 1,265 Member
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    I have not made home-made seasoning for taco's in forever, post to save what's here to read (and make note of) for later.
  • GoffGirl1029
    GoffGirl1029 Posts: 93 Member
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    Here is my recipe:

    Taco Seasoning Yield enough to season 1 pound of ground meat

    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 teaspoon coriander
    1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon table salt)
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or less to taste
    1/2 teaspoon paprika


    This, minus the coriander, is what my husband and I use. We no longer use packaged taco seasoning
  • curvycarrie
    curvycarrie Posts: 56 Member
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    actually i just made some this weekend,,,,This is an Eat clean recipie

    2 TBSP GROUND CUMIN
    1 TSP PAPRIKA
    1/2 TSP CAYENNE PEPPER
    1/2 TSP ONION POWDER
    1/2 TSP GARLIC POWDER
    1/4 TSP OF BLACK PEPPER
    1/4 TSP CHILLI POWDER

    BLEND ALL THE SPICES IN A BOWL AND USE TO SEASON ANY TACO MEAT YOU ARE COOKING.
    USE APPROXIMATELY I TBSP PER POUND OF MEAT!

    ENJOY, I TRIPLED THIS BATCH AND STORE IT IN A LITTLE JAR.
  • yankeefamily05
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    AWESOME
  • Today414
    Today414 Posts: 118
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    Tagging for later!!!!
  • Just what I need thanks guys.
  • lindarichards2
    lindarichards2 Posts: 8 Member
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    I like the sound of this one!
  • paulathoren1
    paulathoren1 Posts: 52 Member
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    bump
  • cagletb
    cagletb Posts: 34 Member
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  • Today414
    Today414 Posts: 118
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    Here is my recipe:

    Taco Seasoning Yield enough to season 1 pound of ground meat

    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 teaspoon coriander
    1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon table salt)
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or less to taste
    1/2 teaspoon paprika

    Tried this one, minus the coriander (cuz i couldnt find it) for the first time just now and it's AWESOME!!!
  • ValerieMartini2Olives
    ValerieMartini2Olives Posts: 3,024 Member
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    I usually add garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, oregano, parsley, cumin (if I have it on hand). Depending on how much I'm seasoning, I'll just keep adding a little of each until it tastes good.
  • Sw33tKnees
    Sw33tKnees Posts: 119 Member
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    Saving this Taco Seasoning for later!! Thanx!!